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    Joe Zapato is an executive manager for a manufacturer of athletic shoes. Joe's company could increase its profit by shifting manufacturing operations to Vietnam where they could hire children to assemble shoes for $50 a month. What are the legal and ethical issues involved in this decision?

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    The ethical implications involved are numerous. We can use Nike as an example. Several years ago, they did basically the same thing. They moved production overseas where they could pay young children very low wages to perform the same work that was being done in the U.S. By making the move, Nike ended up saving countless amounts of money. However, the problem is that in various countries overseas, they don't have the same regulations and enforcements in place that we do in the U.S. and other comparable countries. Nike was charged numerous times ...

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    Joe Zapato is an executive manager for a manufacturer of athletic shoes. Joe's company could increase its profit by shifting manufacturing operations to Vietnam where they could hire children to assemble shoes for $50 a month. What are the legal and ethical issues involved in this decision?

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